December 1: 24 Days of SWAK begins!

The 24 Days of SWAK starts today! We started this annual tradition eight years ago, with daily posts spreading holiday cheer along with prizes, patterns, recipes, holiday tips and much more.
Audience participation is key, so this year we’ve made it even easier for you to play along. To comment on any of the posts, simply giveĀ your name and email address. Don’t worry, your email will not be posted anywhere for anyone to see. You areĀ no longer required to set up an account orĀ log in. Easy peasy!
AĀ new shipment of the “I learned to knit in prison” shirts just arrived. Both the knit and crochet shirts are in-stock now, available in sizes S-M-L-XL, plus we have a few knit size 2X. A great gift!
We’ve been busy decking the halls and trimming the tree. Hopefully we’ll get our Christmas cheer on by the weekend. I orderedĀ wireless LED lightsĀ for our trees this year. With our new pretty floor, I couldn’t bear to duct tape a cord across the tile. When they first arrived I had my doubtsĀ – the lights are very tiny. But when we turned them on – WOW!
crochetinprisonThe cord is small, pliable and hardly noticeable so you can really pile on the lights. And since I’m the queen of rechargeable batteries, keeping the trees lit won’t be an issue. They even come with eight settings, including one that should be called instant migraine. I like theĀ boring non-flashing mode, although when Mason finds the remote I’m sure that will change.
I thought we’d kick off the fun by giving away one of our Martha Stewart inspired I LEARNED TO KNIT/CROCHET IN PRISON” Ā T-shirts. Simply let us know whether you hope to win a knit or crochet shirt, and the size. You have until midnight tonight to post your comment. We’ll announce a winner tomorrow.
Lastly, a few boilerplate notesĀ about the prize giveaways. All prizes must be collected by January 31, 2017. We do not mail or ship prizes, however if you live afar and orderĀ merchandise online we areĀ happy to include your prize with your shipment.


  • Melissa Ryan

    01.12.2016 at 08:36 Reply

    Knitting in prison adult medium would be my choice…

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    01.12.2016 at 09:33 Reply

    Ha! Love it!
    I could go for either the knit or crochet shirt in size large. If I have to pick, I’ll go for the knit one.

  • Mary

    01.12.2016 at 09:43 Reply

    Knitting! XL (or a 2X since I’ll probably sleep in it)

  • Jana

    01.12.2016 at 12:59 Reply

    Happy December, everyone! I would enjoy a knit in prison shirt in 2xL.
    On reflection, i bet i could finally finish some projects if i were in prison knitting.

  • Pattye McAbee

    01.12.2016 at 13:00 Reply

    I want to win a knit shirt!!! XL. Fabulous!

  • Linda Weston

    01.12.2016 at 13:20 Reply

    I look forward to the 24 Days of SWAK every year, Keely; yarn, recipes, and swag make the Yuletide bright šŸ™‚
    I’m so glad you were able to stock some 2X knitting t-shirts! That’s my wish. šŸ™‚
    P.S. @Jana, you might be able to finish some projects if you were in prison knitting, but they’d all have to go with orange!

  • Patricia Riden

    01.12.2016 at 13:23 Reply

    Would love a “knit in prison” shirt in a medium. What fun!

  • Donna Miller

    01.12.2016 at 13:58 Reply

    I love the 24 days of SWAK!!! A 2 XL would make a wonderful sleeping shirt for me! Looking forward to the next 23 days šŸ™‚

    • knorthup

      02.12.2016 at 09:03 Reply

      Congratulations! You’re the winner. I have your shirt set aside for you. Please pick up your prize by January 31, or they will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Ann Carey

    01.12.2016 at 15:43 Reply

    I want a knit shirt in xlarge or 2x, dependingonfit! :-)! :-)!

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    01.12.2016 at 18:26 Reply

    I would like the knit shirt in a 2X!
    I actually would accept either, since I do both!

  • Jane Woods

    01.12.2016 at 19:27 Reply

    Just want to say how much I enjoy SWAK and how much I’ve missed joining all of you. Life has been dealing me a more than “full plate”….hope to join all of you VERY soon.

  • Machelle

    01.12.2016 at 19:38 Reply

    So excited for 24 days of SWAK!! I would love the knit shirt size medium please!

  • Renee

    01.12.2016 at 20:14 Reply

    I’d like the knit shirt in XL or 2X (I already have a crochet one!)

  • Cari

    01.12.2016 at 20:27 Reply

    I already have the knit shirt, so I would prefer the crochet in size XL. They are too funny!

  • Sarah Bailey

    01.12.2016 at 23:18 Reply

    I’m starting to get that warm, fuzzy, holiday feeling because 24 Days of SWAK is here! Time to kick my knitting into overdrive and finish some gifts. I’d love to wear the knit version of this shirt – it would certainly get a chuckle from my yarn gang šŸ™‚

  • Cheryl

    02.12.2016 at 00:03 Reply

    Knitting In Prison in XL

  • Heidi Yost

    02.12.2016 at 01:05 Reply

    I missed the midnight deadline but I love the 24 days of SWAK!

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